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Title

Inamura Promontory moon at daybreak , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

September 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Inamuragasaki no akebono no tsuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    September 1886
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodblock; ōban
    Dimensions
    39.0 x 26.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated.

    Credit
    Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    258.2012.39
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The subject of this design is Nitta no Yoshisada, a general in the Hōjō army, who shifted his support to Emperor Go-Daigo when the Go-Daigo escaped from exile in 1333. Realising that the route to the Hōjō stronghold was blocked by the Inamura cliffs and the enemy’s fleet, Yoshisada offered his sword and prayers to the deities of the sea for a safe passage for his army. His prayers were heard and the tide receded, forcing the enemy’s fleet to retreat and opening up a passage to the Hōjō’s castle.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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